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Corporates want 370k rapid tests in NZ by next week

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 06 Oct 2021

Corporates want 370k rapid tests in NZ by next week
Mainfreight's Don Braid is fronting the corporate push on rapid testing. (Image: Supplied)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 06 Oct 2021
A 25-strong group of New Zealand’s largest companies has formalised its plea to the government to urgently allow the first shipment of 370,000 low-cost, rapid antigen tests into the country next week to help protect their workers from covid-19.Using medical supplies wholesaler and distributor Ebos Healthcare, the group has “written to the government seeking emergency clearance to import the tests within the next seven days”.However, the covid response minister Chris Hipkins told the daily media briefing on the current outbreak...

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